raney67 - Conversion of Amino Acids to Specialized Products...

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Conversion of Amino Acids to Specialized Products Heme purines pyrimidines hormones neurotransmitters biologically active peptides
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Formation of glycine conjugates
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Compounds related to histidine Derived from beta-alanine and histidine Anserine is formed by methylation of carnosine by S-adenosylmethione (beta-alanine is derived from cytosine) Carnosine and anserine occur in muscle and activate myosin ATPase activity (myosin is the chief enyzme involved in contraction of muscle) Homocarnosine occurs in the brain. Homocarnosinosis is an extremely rare disorder due to carnosinase deficiency. It is associated with mental retardation Decarboxylation of histidine forms histamine. Other compounds arising from histidine are shown here
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Arginine, ornithine, and proline metabolism
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Spermidine and spermine function in diverse physiologic processes that share as a common thread a close relationship to cell proliferation and growth. The fact that they are polycations allows these compounds to bind to DNA and RNA
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